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One person arrested following traffic accident in Wheelersburg, OH

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SCIOTO COUNTY, OH -

The Ohio State Highway Patrol arrested a man on drug related charges after his involvement in an accident on Lick Run Lyra in Wheelersburg, OH.

Joseph T. Adams of Wheelersburg was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana 5th degree felony and trafficking in marijuana 3rd degree felony.

Troopers responded to a report of a single vehicle injury crash on Lick Run Lyra in Wheelersburg at 2:00am on the morning of Sunday, October 20, 2013. Adams, who was identified as the driver of the vehicle, sustained injuries and was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center. 

During their investigation, Troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a duffle bag containing nearly one pound of marijuana. The suspect was also in possession of $886 in cash.

Adams was also charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and or drugs of abuse.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the investigation will continue. Additional charges may be filed against Adams.